River & Rich Announces Franklinton Arts District Art-Project Partnership

Sep 14, 2018

Columbus, OH — CASTO, along with development partners, Robert Weiler Company, Kelley Companies, Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority and Smoot Construction, have partnered with the Franklinton Arts District (FAD) for the ALLOY ArtSpace project. River & Rich is excited to announce the artists for the first phase of the project.

The murals will have 10 spaces on the front of the buildings facing Rich Street and one large-scale mural located on the back of the building, along the pedestrian alley. Artwork for the first phase will begin on September 24.

The artists include Maureen Clark, Ben Slobodien, Sarah Hout, Dan Gerdeman, Larry Doyle, David Denniston, Kyle Knapp, Daniel Rona, Tiffany Christopher, and Thom Glick. The artist for the large mural located on the back of the building is Steve Ehret.

The second phase of the ALLOY ArtSpace project is anticipated to begin Spring 2019 and will include an additional eight murals along Rich Street.

In addition to the FAD ALLOY ArtSpaces, River & Rich has committed space inside the buildings for 15 murals from artists’ panels auctioned at the Art for Franklinton Fundraiser.

With the scheduled opening of River & Rich in November 2018, it will include 230 one and two-bedroom garden and townhouse-style apartments, 25,000 square feet of retail space and a two-story 292-space parking garage. To learn more about River & Rich, visit riverandrichcolumbus.com.


CASTO, a fully integrated real estate organization since 1926, is a recognized leader in the ownership, management, acquisition and development of multi-family residences, commercial shopping centers and office buildings. CASTOs growing portfolio currently includes over 23 million square feet of commercial property and over 4,000 residential units located throughout the midwestern and southeastern United States. CASTO is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio and serves a variety of clients from five offices in Florida, North Carolina and Ohio. To learn more about CASTO, visit www.castoinfo.com.

 About Franklinton Arts District

Franklinton Arts District is a group of creative and diverse people committed to fostering a vibrant arts community in historic Franklinton by providing bold and innovative opportunities to artists and art enthusiasts. By promoting redevelopment through the arts, we enrich Franklinton for the original residents, attract new residents to the area, and build an environment for creative and commercial exploration. FAD produces Urban Scrawl and Art for Franklinton events, community education programs, and participates in many community events like Franklinton National Night Out. FAD also launched the George Bellows Grant Program to help support community-based artists and art projects. For more information visit http://www.franklintonartsdistrict.com.

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